This week, Adidas released a face mask and designers were accused of “coronagrifting”

Face Cover face mask by Adidas 

This week on Dezeen, Adidas released a face mask, Waugh Thistleton Architects proposed creating mobile vaccination centres in shipping containers and designers were accused of “coronagrifting”.

Sportswear brand Adidas revealed Face Cover, a reusable face mask made from recycled material that it will be selling for people to wear as lockdowns ease.

This week, Adidas released a face mask and designers were accused of "coronagrifting"
Mobile vaccination centres in shipping containers could immunise 60 million people in four months, says Waugh Thistleton Architects

Architects and designers continued to propose solutions to the many issues caused by the pandemic, with Waugh Thistleton Architects suggesting creating a fleet of  mobile vaccination centres in shipping containers that could travel around the UK to immunise the entire population.

The flow of proposed coronavirus-related solutions drew criticism from architecture critic Kate Wagner, who said that some of the proposals were “shameless self-promotion”.

This week, Adidas released a face mask and designers were accused of "coronagrifting"
Colourful “New London Fabulous” design movement is challenging minimalism, says Adam Nathaniel Furman

In London, Adam Nathaniel Furman coined the term “New London Fabulous” to describe a group of designers, including himself, Yinka Ilori, Camille Walala and Morag Mysercough, who were embracing colour.

Furman also revealed his proposal for brightly coloured town halls, called Democratic Monuments, which could be built around the UK.

This week, Adidas released a face mask and designers were accused of "coronagrifting"
Philip Johnson’s Glass House informs pool pavilion in Canada

In architecture news the works of 20th-century architects Le Corbusier and Philip Johnson were the starting points for new projects in Canada and India.

In an off-island suburb of Montreal, Canadian studio Maurice Martel Architecte created a pool pavilion based on Philip Johnson’s Glass House, while Charged Voids drew on Le Corbusier’s civic buildings in Chandigarh for a house in the city.

This week, Adidas released a face mask and designers were accused of "coronagrifting"
Dezeen Awards 2020 judge LionHeart wants a “clear balance of courage and audacity”

With the deadline for entry to Dezeen Awards 2020 approaching a selection of our judges told us what they will be looking for in this year’s entries.

BBC Radio London presenter Rhael Cape, also known as LionHeart, said he wanted to see a “clear balance of courage and audacity”, while Steve Trstenjak of Woods Bagot, said he was hoping to see an “emphasis on sustainability”.

This week, Adidas released a face mask and designers were accused of "coronagrifting"
Couple builds themselves cedar-clad retreat Little Peek on Maine island Vinalhaven

Projects that were popular on Dezeen this week included a holiday home in Maine with a screened porch sandwiched between two cedar volumes, a curved concrete home topped with a zinc disc in Melbourne and a brick housing block alongside Carlsberg’s Elephant Gate in Copenhagen.

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